Parents Information and Advice

Parent’s Area

Welcome to the parent’s area. We’ve included answers to common questions and information that we think you’ll be looking for.


Thoughts from Parents

“I have 2 children at Boughton Under Blean School. I like the school because it has a good choice of clubs, both in school hours and after school.”

“It’s a friendly, welcoming and progressive school which makes for a happy and vibrant learning environment.”

"My daughter loves school and has a warm and positive relationship with her teachers.  She is learning and growing in a happy and safe environment"

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 Where do I buy the school uniform?

School uniform can be ordered via the school office. Please click here for a price list  and here for an order form

 
 Does the school have a Parent Teachers & Friends Association?

The school has an active PTFA who support the school in a variety of ways, from serving teas at parents meetings to raising money for the school’s new minibus. Use this link to find out more information on the PTFA

 
 Details of this terms after school clubs

Details of after school clubs can be found on school clubs page

 
 How do I stay safe on the internet?

The online world is integral to how children stay in touch with their friends, and access to the internet is now available like never before. However, there are inherent risks associated with new technologies and it is essential for young people and their parents / carers to understand how to reduce these risks. Please see the links below in the information area which offer good advice to parents on keeping their children safe online.

 
 What are the term dates for this year?

Details of term dates can be found here

 
 What's on the dinner menu?

School dinners are provided by a company called Nourish Contract Catering.  Nourish_Menu_Term_3.pdf

 
 How can I pay for a school dinner?

School dinners are provided by a company called Nourish Contract Catering.  They cost £2.30 per day and need to be ordered on the day or in advance.

The menu is based on a 3 week rotation, although there are occasionally special themed days or weeks.

Payment can be made either via the school office (please make cheques payable to Nourish Contract Catering ) or via their website.

 

 
 How can I pay for school trips and uniform?

Payments can be made to the school office in an envelope.
The school are now providing parents with the ability to pay for school items online via Schoolcoms.  This means you can pay whenever it’s convenient for you, without having to find the exact change, or having to send a cheque/cash into school.
School Gateway

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• Simply activate your registration and then log in. 

For registration help please go to: http://schoolcomms.com/helpv7/school-gateway-help-for-parents
• See the payment requests for all your children on one screen, including those from other schools that use Schoolcomms.                                                                   school_gateway.jpg 
• Choose which payments to settle and use a debit or credit card.
• Track your payment history and items still outstanding.

 

Safe and secure
For peace of mind, payments via Schoolcomms are authenticated with Verified by Visa verified_by_visa.jpg

and Mastercard SecureCode.    mastercard_secure.jpg

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PCI-DSS Standards

  Schoolcomms Payments uses a payment processor to process debit/credit card details. The payment processor is certified by Trustwave against the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v1.2 (PCIDSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider.

For added security, Schoolcomms doesn’t store any card details (card number, expiry date, security number).

More information about PCIDSS visit  www.pcisecuritystandards.org

 
 How do I know what is going on in school?

The school produces a weekly newsletter (usually on a Thursday) which aims to keep parents up to date with current and forthcoming events.  This is emailed to all parents who have provided us with an email address and paper copies are sent home to others via the youngest child.

For last minute changes to events, cancellation of clubs, delay in trips etc. then a text message will be sent to the prime carer for each child.

It is therefore important that you keep the school informed of any changes to contact details.

 
 How can I tell others what I think of the school? Look here for link to Parent View.

The Ofsted site, Parent View, gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  They will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England.

 
 

Useful Information

 
Looking for a school place for your child?

Please phone the school to arrange a visit.

Future Events
 

KS2 Carol Concert 2pm

Thursday, 14 December, 2017

 
 

Christmas Jumper Day and Non Uniform

Friday, 15 December, 2017

 
 

Start of Term 3

Thursday, 4 January, 2018

 
 

Yr 2 Kent College Farm

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

 
 

Yr 4 Canterbury Cathedral

Thursday, 11 January, 2018

 
Latest News
 

Pupil Voice Letter

Thursday, 14, December 2017

Pupil Voice News.pdf

 
 

Online Safety Letter

Thursday, 14, December 2017

online safety letter.pdf

 
 

BuB News -7.12.17

Thursday, 07, December 2017

Bub News 7.12.17.pdf

 
 

BuB News -23.11.17

Thursday, 23, November 2017

Bub News 23.11.17.pdf